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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2061

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170912

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)

Study Period 4

Course aim

To provide knowledge of the normal function of the human body and the ways in which the bodily systems integrate with each other.

Course content

Neuromuscular system: nervous system organisation - autonomic, somatic, sensory, pain, musculoskeletal
control and function. Endocrine system: homeostatic control, hormone action, classes and glands,
hypothalamic pituitary-organ interactions, reproductive hormones, thyroid hormones and abnormalities, clinical
perspectives of hormones related to fuel metabolism, diabetes and stress. Cardiovascular system: the heart,
circulatory system, cardiovascular control, blood pressure, cardiovascular disturbances. Respiratory system:
respiratory mechanics, gas exchange, gas transport, control of respiration, respiratory diseases (restrictive,
obstructive), extreme conditions (exercise, altitude). Cardio-respiratory integration: cardio-respiratory control
during exercise, ventilation-perfusion matching. Urinary system: renal processes and control (glomerular
filtration, tubular reabsorption and secretion), fluid balance, acid-base balance. Gastrointestinal system: digestive
processes (motility, secretion, digestion, absorption), parts of the digestive system, control of
digestion (intrinsic and extrinsic nerves, gastrointestinal hormones).

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1053 UO Foundations of Human Biology 2
BIOL 1052 UO Foundations of Human Biology 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online (UniSA Online) 10 weeks x n/a

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Assignment 2500 words 50% -
Continuous assessment - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degree this course is offered in